Man in handcuffs against dark backgroundThis is the first post in a series of articles which will discuss the topic of retaining a probation violation lawyer in Peoria, Illinois. I am writing on this issue due to the fact that family members often do not know what steps to take when a loved one is facing the revocation of their supervision. It is understandable that people who find themselves in such a situation often believe that they have few to no options. The truth of the matter, however, is that it may be possible to have the supervision reinstated or modified so that the individual may remain out of prison. The goal of my coming articles is to provide information which will help people to understand their options when they are retaining an attorney to assist with a probation violation case. If you or a loved one are in need of assistance then contact my office today to speak with a criminal defense lawyer.

I will be addressing several topics over my coming articles. Issues which I will analyze include:

  • The reasons for which one may face revocation of their supervision
  • The process a defendant faces when facing revocation
  • The possible outcomes of a probation violation hearing

I have chosen to address these topics for multiple reasons. First, there are common misunderstandings as to why the court will, and will not, hold that one’s probation has been violated. A defendant does not necessarily have to pick up a new charge in order for the Court to revoke the supervision. Also, a new arrest or charge does not necessarily mean that supervision will be revoked. How the Court will proceed in a given case will depend on the facts of the matter. Second, when a defendant is accused of violating their probation it is possible for their defense lawyer to attempt to negotiate a reinstatement of the supervision. This can result in the individual being placed back on probation, typically with additional restrictions in place. Finally, understanding the possible outcomes of a violation case can help both the defendant and their family members to understand the process as it moves forward.

If you or a family member are accused of violating court-mandated supervision then it is important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible. There are several steps which your representative will be able to take to protect your interests. These include attempting to negotiate a reinstatement as well as building a case to make to the court that your supervision should not be considered revoked. I am a Peoria criminal defense lawyer who devotes his practice to defending the rights of the accused. I believe that everyone is entitled to a stringent defense and I will give your case the attention it deserves. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation.

I also serve the Illinois counties of Fulton, Knox, LaSalle, Marshall, Mason, McLean, Putnam, Rock Island, Schuyler, Stark, Tazewell, and Woodford. I also handle federal cases in Urbana.